Iris histrioides 'Frank Elder' is a very special early spring-blooming iris with palest blue flowers with sky blue veins and yellow markings and a lovely fragrance.
Iris histrioides 'Frank Elder' is a very special early spring-blooming iris (February in coastal BC) similar to 'Katharine Hodgkin' with lighter palest blue flowers with sky blue veins and yellow markings and a lovely fragrance. It will light up your life in the dark days of late winter. Use at the front of the border or in rock or gravel gardens or other areas with good drainage.
Common Name: Orchid Iris - [Spring B&B Pre-Order]
Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Blue
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Early Spring
Soil Moisture: Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Mountain slopes around 1500 m. elevation.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
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